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Address: 87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This house in the Old Quarter was restored in 1999, as an example of an...
This house in the Old Quarter was restored in 1999, as an example of an ancient Hanoian home. It represents the architecture of the Old Quarter, and is decorated to reflect ancient houses of Hanoi.
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Been said by our guide about the Ancient House, it is very old but well-maintained. At the first step we though it was simple and not worth to enter but when coming in, there was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Been said by our guide about the Ancient House, it is very old but well-maintained. At the first step we though it was simple and not worth to enter but when coming in, there was a lot of for us to know about the history of the ancient house. Sometimes, it will not be interesting with other ones, but for... More 

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South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We discovered and save a lot experiences when traveled to Vietnam especially my parents who was very keen on something different. It was good to be in the modern capital where we can bring back a peaceful moment in noisy environment. High recommend.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This house is on one of the hard to get to without getting killed by a moped streets, but very interesting to see how the old houses were. It only takes up about 15 minutes of your day so good if you are nearby and have spare time.

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Millicent, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fabulous tropical setting, lovely swimming pool. Helpful staff. Rooms were quirky but lovely, all have balconies.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a typical house of how a rich person would have lived in Hanoi. There's some original features and furniture in the house. It's not a particularly big attraction and it's not expensive to get into but I think it was very interesting and well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stop in and have a look if you are passing by or nearby. It's nice to see the old style of house, especially as most places are now concrete boxes.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The house was build at the end of the 19th century. Shopkeepers families lived there. In 1954 the government requisitioned the house and 5 families settled down until 1999.

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This communal house on 42-44 Hang Bac Street was built by the street’s first inhabitants who had come from the village of Trau Khe (in Hai Duong province) and who were specialised in the smelting of silver ingots. Legend has it that in 1461, Emperor Le Thanh Tong allowed his minister Luu Xuan Tin, from the village of Trau Khe,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I viewed this house 7 years ago but was still thrilled to see it again because of the history behind such buildings. Built in the 20th century it has a central courtyard for breezes to flow in the house, this is the way people in Han oi lived in the past. It is beautifully restored and a credit to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm located at 87 Ma May Street, in Old Quarter is this Traditional House with very steep flight of stairs. A quick look around was fine, we happend to be passing.

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